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1 Download your free resources at: Illustrations © Sarah McIntyre for The Reading Agency Photographs © Dave Warren for The Reading Agency SCHOOL STAFF TRAINING FOR THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

2 Download your free resources at: Advocacy Card

3 Download your free resources at: Advocacy Card

4 Download your free resources at: PLAY TRAILER

5 Download your free resources at: School resources Information about the Challenge Staff room poster Advocacy card School assembly PowerPoint Staff meeting PowerPoint Teaching Resources Lesson plans Photocopiable activity sheets Dedicated website including the Book Sorter, videos from authors and competitions

6 Download your free resources at: Year round school resource with a summer makeover to reflect the Challenge: Children can create a profile and earn badges online for books read Search for their next read using the Book Sorter Enter competitions with stories written by top children’s authors Chat to librarians and other children Watch video clips of authors and illustrators Facebook page for parents/carers/supporters Facebook Special page for young volunteers Website – a year round online reading community

7 Download your free resources at: Key benefits to schools It's FREE and entirely inclusive Delivered by libraries in the holidays Helps prevent the 'Summer Dip’ - supports progress Helps to deliver the new National Curriculum for English with its emphasis on reading for pleasure and enjoyment Supports pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Extends able pupils Encourages parental and family engagement and home-school links Can be included as a literacy initiative and the participation data used as evidence on self-evaluation frameworks and school development plans Extensive accompanying websites with downloadable schools resources

8 Download your free resources at: Key benefits to pupils It's FREE and entirely inclusive The power of free choice - liberating and builds self-esteem Helps pupils to develop the habit of reading for pleasure and enjoyment (not for our satisfaction!) Supports pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – any book counts; audio, Braille, graphic novel, picture book, any level Extends able pupils - able to take risks and try things out they might not usually read Encourages discussion and inspiration - not just about reading mileage Can support those just developing into independent readers e.g. those leaving interventions Accompanying websites - digital presence Certificates and medals -sense of achievement and belonging After taking part, many children say that they think they are a better reader

9 Download your free resources at: All the family, including younger siblings can join in Children (and parents!) are very proud when the certificates are presented in assembly in September “I’m so happy. I finished 6 books and I got a medal. Thank you so much!” Rachana, 6 from Surrey Helen, mother from Surrey Why parents and children like it It's free! A great boredom -buster in the holidays Can be done whatever the weather! Children love earning the stickers, medals and other incentives Libraries are a great place to meet up “Fabulous scheme to encourage children to continue reading over the summer holidays. What a great idea!”

10 Download your free resources at: Mythical Maze fold out poster and sticker sheets Certificates and medals What pupils get at the library All beautifully illustrated by Sarah McIntyre Some libraries have additional incentives

11 Download your free resources at: Welcome your local library in to deliver the school assembly PowerPoint (and/or show it again in another assembly or in class near to the end of term) Try out some of the lesson plans and reading activities - great for the end of term Set up some friendly competition between classes with prizes for the class with the highest numbers of participants Elect Reading Champions or Reading Prefects to promote the challenge and inspire their peers in September -pupils who did the challenge last year? Welcome Reading Activists (young volunteers) into your school – could be past pupils or older siblings Ideas for promoting the Summer Reading Challenge to pupils in school

12 Download your free resources at: Invitations Posters Family leaflet (available in a variety of languages) Include in the school Newsletter Show PowerPoint at parents evenings Offer an accompanied trip to the library for targeted pupils and families before the end of term DON'T set as homework - it's fun and should be child-led! PLAY TRAILER Promoting the Challenge to parents

13 Download your free resources at: Celebrate! Check with your library how medals/certificates are presented - some have special events, others will come into school to present them Record participation data for self-evaluation and monitor any year on year increase Use pupils' increased knowledge of books to inform book stock in school and class libraries Try out the After the Challenge lesson plans Join the Schools' Library Service Continue reading for pleasure activities by starting a Chatterbooks Reading Club Embed the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks Reading Groups into your layered literacy interventions provision Help pupils use participation in the Challenge towards gaining an Arts Award After the Challenge Download your free resources at:

14 Download your free resources at: Next steps Contact your local library Download all the resources you need at Explore the website at Engage - Be Inspired - Inspire others Because everything changes when we read


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